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Sharp shows off phone with IGZO tech

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Oct 2012 15:07

Sharp shows off phone with IGZO tech Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has introduced the Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, the first commercial phone to feature Sharp's new IGZO tech.
The device has a 4.9-inch 1280x720 display, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, Adreno 320 graphics, LTE, NFC and a 16MP camera. The phone will launch with Android 4.0 with an update to 4.1 in near future.

Outside of the great specs, the IGZO display is the real selling point.

IGZO is a backplane technology describing the materials used for the thin film transistors that drive the display. The tech requires less LEDs for backlighting leading to a huge improvement in power draw and therefore, battery life.

Unfortunately, like most phones that hit Japan, the Aquos phone is not expected to reach the U.S.

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